The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63460   Message #1031199
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
07-Oct-03 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: Are there any OLD folkies out there?
Subject: RE: Are there any OLD folkies out there?
it's yesterday's news, and they're already looking for tomorrow's

Not disagreeing really - but for anyone interested in folk music, yesterdays news, or at least yesterday's music, is likely to be of at least as much interest as tomorrows. And even more so when what's involved isn't tomorrows news and music, but today's, which is liable at all times to be largely froth. (And that's what Michael Collins was on about in that quote, I think, even if it wasn't about music as such.)

Shambles didn't appear to be musing about any lack of cross generational music-making, or about age-separation that happens spontaneously. I took it he was focusing on the assumption, that sometimes seems to be made by organisers, that it's necessary to set up a system of separate provision for different age groups (over and above children's events, which are a different thing).

And I think I'm a lot better as a musician now than I was when I was a lot longer. Which isn't to say too much perhaps. And that probably goes for Mike as well...